Oreste by Ifigenia

Tan Shou Chen and Ng Tian Hui (Singapore)

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  • 25 - 26 May
    Sat, 8pm
    Sun, 5pm
  • Chamber, Festival House
  • $20*

    *Limited concessions available for students, NSFs and seniors


  • 1h 20m, no intermission

  • Rating to be advised

    This programme is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant Subsidy.

    All Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges / Centralised Institute & ITEs may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 50% of the programme cost. 


Oreste by Ifigenia

Tan Shou Chen and Ng Tian Hui (Singapore)

Performed by Cherie Tse, Chan Wei En and William Keohavong.  
Ifigenia gave herself to the sacrificial sword so the Greeks could launch their war against Troy. Saved by Artemis, she becomes the priestess for the city of Tauris. Now in charge, Ifigenia faces an impossible choices: follow the law and slay her unfortunate brother, Oreste, or summon everything she has to save her only kin.

This new work by theatre-maker Tan Shou Chen and music director Ng Tian Hui responds to George Frideric Handel’s opera Oreste. In Handel’s treatment, Ifigenia is portrayed as a supporting character in Oreste’s journey. Against the backdrop of Euripedes’ Ifigenia Among the Taurines, this staging turns the spotlight to this enigmatic woman, using Handel’s music to tell the story of Oreste according to Ifigenia, with the opera dramatising the relationship between these two central figures.
(Photo by Samuel Woo)

Supported by:

Director : Tan Shou Chen
Music Director : Ng Tian Hui
Lighting Designer : Alberta Wileo
Multimedia Designer : Irfan Kasban
Set Concept : Tan Shou Chen and Irfan Kasban
Stage Manager : Justina Khoo
Oreste : Chan Wei En
Ifigenia Cherie Tse
Dancer : William Keohavong

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